Terms of Use

Agreement to Terms
Community Tech Network (“CTN”) provides access to and use of this website (“Site”) subject to your agreement to the following “Terms of Use” (the “Terms”). Please read these Terms carefully before accessing or using the Site. By accessing or using the Site, you agree to be bound by these Terms. The Terms, as well as the Site (and information contained within the Site) may be updated or revised from time to time without notice to you. You agree to periodically review these Terms, and your continued access to or use of the Site shall constitute your acceptance of the updated or revised Terms.

Contact Information
If asked to provide your email address during your use of the Site, please provide an accurate and complete email address.

Use of Information and Services
When you register as an individual or as an organization on the Site or when you place a donation through a secure browser, information transmitted to us will be governed by our privacy policy.

Neither CTN nor its information sources or users are engaged in giving legal, medical, counseling, or other professional services or advice in this Site.

No Liability
Under no circumstances will CTN be liable for any consequence relating directly or indirectly to any action or inaction you take based on the information, services, or other material on the Site. While CTN will attempt to keep its Site current, accurate, and complete, CTN and its suppliers cannot guarantee, and will not be responsible for, any damage or loss related to, the timeliness, accuracy, or completeness of the information, services, or other material on the Site, regardless of its source including, but not limited to, material we write or produce, material we contract to be written or produced by others, material we link to, and comments written by users.

Site Conduct
When using the Site, you agree to abide by the following rules:

• you may not post or transmit content (we define “Content” as: information, data, text, software, graphics, sound, photographs, video, messages, etc.) that is unlawful, harassing, libelous, defamatory, obscene, fraudulent, harmful, threatening, abusive, hateful, that violates the property rights of others (including without limitation infringing use of a copyright or trademark), that violates the privacy or publicity right of others, or are otherwise determined to be objectionable by us (for more on what we consider to be objectionable see “Community Standards”);
• you may not interfere with other users’ use of the Site;
• you may not use the Site to conduct any activity that is illegal or that violates the rights of others;
• you may not use the Site to advertise or sell products or services to others;
• you may not impersonate any person or entity, or falsely state or otherwise misrepresent your affiliation with a person or entity;
• you may not post or transmit Content that you do not have a right to transmit under any law or under contractual or fiduciary relationships (such as inside information, confidential information, etc.);
• you may not post Content to the Site unless the Content is freely owned by you or used with the permission of all other persons with any rights in the Content; and
• you may not use the Site to collect or store personal data about other users.

Internet Links
The Site may provide, or third parties may provide, links to other Internet websites. CTN has no control over such websites; CTN does not endorse, and is not responsible for, any such websites or the information, material, products or services contained on or accessible through those websites. You acknowledge that CTN shall not be responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any damage or loss caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with use of or reliance upon any such information, material, products, or services.

Third Parties
Your correspondence or business transactions with, or participation in promotions of, third parties found on, or e-commerce through, the Site and any other terms, conditions, warranties or representations associated with such dealings, are solely between you and such third party. You agree that CTN shall not be responsible or liable for any loss or damage of any sort incurred as the result of any such transactions or as the result of the presence of such third parties on the Site.

You agree to indemnify, defend, and hold harmless CTN, its affiliates, governing board, officers, agents, employees, partners, and suppliers from any liability, loss, claim, demand, and expense (including reasonable attorneys’ fees) related to

• your use of the Site;
• your violation of these Terms; or
• your posting of Content to the Site.

Modifications to Site
CTN reserves the right to, from time to time, discontinue, temporarily or permanently, the information, services, products, and/or other Content on the Site with or without notice.

Use and Storage of Content on the Site

CTN may establish general practices and limits concerning the use of the Site, including without limitation, the maximum number of days that Content will be available on, or retained by, the Site. CTN, in its sole discretion, reserves the right to change these general practices and limits at any time.

Ownership of Content
All information on the Site, as well as the organization and layout of the Site, other than Content posted by you, is owned and copyrighted by CTN or its suppliers or other Site users. Except as expressly authorized by CTN, you may not copy, distribute, resell, display, sub-license, or create derivative works based on any such information from the Site, in whole or in part.

Disclaimer of Warranty

You expressly understand and agree that the Site, and all information and content on the Site, is provided on an “as is” and “as available” basis. CTN and its information suppliers disclaim all express and implied warranties with regard to the Site and all information, services, and materials contained on the Site, including without limitation any implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, and non-infringement.

CTN makes no warranty that:

• the Site will meet your requirements or that the results that may be obtained from the site will be satisfactory;
• the Site will be uninterrupted, timely, secure, or error-free;
• the quality of any products, services, information, or other material purchased or obtained by you through the Site will meet your expectations, and;
• any errors in the Site will be corrected.
No advice or information, whether oral or written, obtained by you from CTN or through the Site shall create any warranty not expressly stated in the terms.

Limitation of Liability

In no event shall CTN or its affiliates, governing board, officers, agents, employees, partners or suppliers be liable for any special, indirect, punitive, incidental, exemplary or consequential damages, or any damages whatsoever resulting from loss of use, business, data or profits, litigation and the like, whether based on breach of contract, tort (including negligence), product liability or otherwise, even if advised of the possibility of such damages, arising from use of the Site. You acknowledge and agree that the limitations set forth above are fundamental elements of these Terms, the Site would not be provided to you absent such limitations. If any jurisdictions do not allow the foregoing limitations of liability, the foregoing limitations may not apply to you.

CTN may, in its sole discretion, with or without notice, suspend or terminate your use of this Site, and remove and discard any Content on the Site, for any reason, including, without limitation if you violate these Terms or the Community Standards. CTN may also bar you from any future access to the Site. CTN will not be liable for any such suspension, termination or prohibition on future access.

Should you object to any subsequent modifications of these Terms, your sole recourse will be to immediately notify CTN of your termination of these Terms, which termination will be effective immediately. To the extent permitted by applicable law, the terms and conditions of these Terms will survive any termination of these Terms.

Any notices to you by CTN may be made by either email or regular mail.

General Provisions
These Terms constitute the entire agreement between you and CTN and govern your use of the Site, superseding any prior agreements between you and CTN regarding the Site (including, but not limited to, any prior versions of these Terms).

These Terms and the resolution of any dispute related to these Terms or the Site shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of California, without giving effect to any principles of conflicts of law. CTN’s failure to insist upon strict enforcement of any provision of these Terms shall not be construed as a waiver of any provision or right. If any provision of these Terms is held to be invalid or unenforceable, the remaining provisions of these Terms will be enforced in accordance with their terms. The section headings in these Terms are for convenience only and have no legal or contractual effect.

Regardless of any statute or law to the contrary, you hereby waive your right to bring any claim against CTN more than one (1) year after such claim first arose.

Any controversy or claim arising out of or relating to these Terms will be settled by binding arbitration in accordance with the commercial arbitration rules of the American Arbitration Association. Any such controversy or claim will be arbitrated on an individual basis, and will not be consolidated in any arbitration with any claim or controversy of any other party. You consent to the arbitration being conducted in the county of San Francisco, California. Judgment on the arbitration award may be entered in any court having jurisdiction thereof. Either you or CTN may seek any interim or preliminary equitable relief from a court of competent jurisdiction in the county of San Francisco, California, necessary to protect the rights or property of you or CTN pending the completion of arbitration.